Way to go Boston! The Green Cities Index, an assessment of the environmental performance of 27 US and Canadian cities, ranked Boston sixth overall!
The Green Cities Index, performed by Siemens and the Economist Intelligence Unit, ranked each of the 27 cities in 9 categories: Transportation, Energy, Air, Water, Waste, CO2, Land Use, Buildings, and Environmental Governance. The Boston metro area ranked highest at second in both the Water and Energy categories!
Boston’s high ranking in the energy category was awarded for the low energy use of metro area residents and for the innovative programs offered by the local government, most notably Solar Boston.
What does this mean for Solar Energy? It means that now is an excellent time to look into the transition to Solar Energy, Massachusetts residents are eligible for some of the best tax rebates and financial incentives in the country.
The City of Boston also recently announced their new RenewBoston Solar program, adding an additional rebate for eligible city residents who go Solar.
It is worth mentioning that Portland, Oregon, where our headquarters are located, while not included in the study was named as an environmental leader. Want to learn more about going Solar? Click here for more information and to schedule a free site evaluation!
Want more information on the Green Cities Index? Visit the report here.